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Could pancreatitis induced ards?

Could pancreatitis induced ards?

Yes: During the early phase of severe acute pancreatitis, factors are released into the bloodstream that depress the function of many organs in the body, including the lungs. In extreme cases, ARDS may develop. ...Read more

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Dr. Evert Eriksson
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Ards (Definition)

Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a condition where the lungs become damaged and filled with fluid due to the body's immune system response to a ...Read more


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Family elder is in icu with pancreatitis induced ards. How did that happen?

Family elder is in icu with pancreatitis induced ards. How did that happen?

Complex reasons: ARDS is a condition where the lining of the air sacs in the lung become leaky and allow fluid to flow into the air sacs and making it difficult for the lung to exchange oxygen and carbon dioxide. The cause can be direct injury such as a pneumonia or inhaling a substance that damages the lung or, as is the likely case with you family member, that there is whole body inflammation (pancreatitis). ...Read more

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What is the survival of someone with pancreatitis who develops ards?

What is the survival of someone with pancreatitis who develops ards?

Depends: On the cause of the pancreatitis and the severity. There are predictive models that give you an idea of the expected mortality. ARDS per se is not factored in, oxygenation is. Other parameters include fluid requirement, degree of anemia, liver enzyme changes ...Etc. The mortality can be as high as 90% or as low as 10%. ...Read more

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What are the survival chances if diagnosed with acute pancreatitis with ARDS and arf and unstable blood pressure?

Varible: The scenario carries a high mortality but age and few co-morbidities may allow one to survive it. ARDS implies significant pancreatic damage such that the lungs and subsequent kidneys fail, necessitating mechanical ventilation and dialysis. Attention to fluid balance, nutrition and possible infection improve the odds of survival. ...Read more

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Could alcohol induced chronic pancreatitis show up years after having stopped drinking?

Could alcohol induced chronic pancreatitis show up years after having stopped drinking?

If your alcohol: ..intake caused several bouts of acute pancreatitis, then yes the resulting damage may have progressed to chronic pancreatitis perhaps associated with diabetes, maldigestion, and recurrent pain. ...Read more

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My mom is in induced coma with ARDS should she not make it could they pull her out of the coma to say good bye?

My mom is in induced coma with ARDS should she not make it could they pull her out of the coma to say good bye?

Speak with Doctor: Unfortunately giving an answer long-distance is rather difficult in such a case. The best (and in my opinion the only) person who can answer that question is her primary doctor or anesthesiologist. I think it really depends on the severity of her situation as to what the risk of complication might be in bringing her out and then trying to re-induce. All the best to you all in this difficult time. ...Read more

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Is ERCP induced Pancreatitis a one and done deal? No previous pancreatitis or serious health issues. Gallbladder was removed

Probably not: The most frequent casue for pancreatits after ERCP is reaction to the dye or the pressure iof the injuection. either or both can occur but the risk benefit needs to be weighed ...Read more

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My mom is in hospital icu with pneumonia and developed ARDS she as at 90% oxygen and been in induced acoma for 8 days what are her chances of sur?

Case by case: Large studies suggest that overall mortality from ARDS has decreased over the years to just under 30%. But these are just statistics and every patient is different. In general the healthier they were before ards, and the least number of organs other than lungs involved (kidney, heart, blood pressure...) the better the outcome. Hang in there! ...Read more

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If your prior chemical induced pancreatitis with no stone was so severe, can ducts be damaged enough to start to leak digestive fluid in abdomen?

If your prior chemical induced pancreatitis with no stone was so severe, can ducts be damaged enough to start to leak digestive fluid in abdomen?

It's possible, but…: It is possible to get pancreatic secretions into the abdomen, resulting in what is called pancreatic ascites, but it is a very rare manifestation of acute or chronic pancreatitis. This can be diagnosed by analyzing a small sample of fluid from the abdomen, if ascites is present. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Ralph Layman
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Pancreatitis (Definition)

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